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DSL Modem/Router for New Home - phone service wired with CAT5/RJ-45 connection.

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Hopefully this is an easy one for you experts! I am moving into a new house that  is wired for CAT-5 and has RJ-45 connectors in four rooms. No RJ-11 connectors (that I can see). Wire bundle in basement. Is there a dsl modem/router I can use that has RJ-45 incoming (instead of RJ-11)?
Do I need to get AT&T out to work on this or can a new modem/router hook up to RJ-45 incoming instead of RJ-11?
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There aren't  any RJ-11 telephone sockets in the house - all four rooms (kitchen, three bedrooms) have RJ-45 sockets...I can't use my existing DSL gateway because it has an RJ-11 input for the WAN; are any modems/routers/gateways out there that have RJ-45, not RJ-11? I got a feeling I'm going to need someone out to mess with the wire bundle in the basement; was hoping to get connection easier! :(
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these sockets in the four rooms are not telephone sockets they are data sockets for computers.
they go into the basement and plug into a standard router/switch this then plugs into a WAN (sometimes cable and sometimes RJ-11
see www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk for advice.

you can get convertors from rj-45 to rj-11 see
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=22940&criteria=rj-45%20convertor&doy=9m10
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your existing DSL modem will go in the basement and connect to the interent and connect to an ethernet switch that plugs the 4 rooms into the internet using ethernet. - this is a good thing.
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Thanks for all your help - I'm going to try these ideas.
It ought to be pretty easy to set up all for network; I talked to some techs at work and got some help to check out the bundle in the basement
I don't really even need phone service; I have a cell phone I use most of the time anyways.
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